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Definition of Alcohol


  1. An impalpable powder.
  2. The fluid essence or pure spirit obtained by distillation.
  3. Pure spirit of wine; pure or highly rectified spirit (called also ethyl alcohol); the spirituous or intoxicating element of fermented or distilled liquors, or more loosely a liquid containing it in considerable quantity. It is extracted by simple distillation from various vegetable juices and infusions of a saccharine nature, which have undergone vinous fermentation.
  4. A class of compounds analogous to vinic alcohol in constitution. Chemically speaking, they are hydroxides of certain organic radicals; as, the radical ethyl forms common or ethyl alcohol (C2H5.OH); methyl forms methyl alcohol (CH3.OH) or wood spirit; amyl forms amyl alcohol (C5H11.OH) or fusel oil, etc.
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Alcohol Translations

alcohol in Afrikaans is alkohol
alcohol in Danish is alkohol
alcohol in Dutch is drank, alcoholische drank, alcohol
alcohol in French is alcool
alcohol in German is Alkohol {m}
alcohol in Hungarian is alkohol
alcohol in Italian is alcool
alcohol in Spanish is alcohol
alcohol in Swedish is sprit, alkohol